9 Dec 2015 – The 1st V4 Meeting of V4 Embassies and V4 Chambers in Japan
Information Note About the Event
On Dec 9, 2015 (Wed) the first meeting of V4 (Visegrád Group) Embassies and V4 Chamber of Commerce in Japan was held. The meeting was initiated by the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Mr. Roman Watanabe, Chairman of the Chamber as currently in the years 2015–2016 Czech Republic is holding the presidency of the Group.
The meeting was an important milestone in the further strengthening of co-operation between the member countries of the Visegrád Group and Japan in the following fields: trade, investment and tourism. The Agenda was focused on the ways how the V4 countries could work together to better further improve their relations with Japan in the three areas of co-operation and exchange.
Some joint events are to be held in 2016. One of new developments is the establishment in January 2016 of a new regular flight connection between Tokyo (Narita Airport) and Warsaw, Poland which will bring the region closer to the Japanese people as well as Japan to the V4 citizens.
15:00 - 16:30
V4 discussion meeting
16:30 - 17:00
Greeting speech of the V4 Ambassadors (Polish and Czech Ambassadors) and persons on behalf of Hungarian and Slovak colleagues)
Greeting of the guest Mr. Murakami, JETRO Prague, Czech Republic.
17:00 - 19:00
V4 Friendship Party
V4 Embassies in Japan:
Embassy of the Czech Republic
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Tomas Dub
Head of the Economic Section Mr. Marcel Sauer
Assistant of the Economic Section Ms. Akane Ema
Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
First Secretary, Investment, Trade and Tourism Section Mr. Balint Rei Kosa
Second Secretary, Economic Affairs Ms. Anna Balint
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Cyryl Kozaczewski
First Secretary (economy and S&T cooperation) Mr. Tomasz Jamroz
Embassy of the Slovak Republic
First Secretary, Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Daniel Ontko
Head of the Economic Section Mr. Branislav Pochaba
Government institutions based in Japan:
CzechInvest - Investment and Business Development Agency
Executive Director for Japanese Operators Mr. Michal Zizlavsky
Assistant Ms. Sayaka Yamashita
Chambers of Commerce and Industry based in Japan:
Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Chairman Mr. Roman Watanabe
Vice Chairman Mr. Kaz Nomoto
Executive Director Mr. Atsushi Sasaki
Director of Section Mr. Pavel Zahorsky
Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chairman Mr. Piotr R. Suszycki
Vice Chairman Mr. Masanori Tonegawa
Executive Director, Board Member Mr. Atsushi Sasaki
Auditor Mr. Michael Mroczek
Mr. Takaaki Kawakami, Advisor to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCCIJ)
Special Guest: Mr. Tadashi Murakami, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
The Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now looking for new members. Regular membership is open to all corporations, economic organizations and individuals, both inside and outside Japan, that support the aims of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The representatives of corporations and organizations in both Japan and Poland are particularly welcomed.
The aim of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan is to foster economic exchanges between the nations of Japan and Poland, particularly in the area of trade. In order to realize this aim the new chamber of commerce will work to establish ties with the governments of Japan and Poland, key parties in the EU and prominent business leaders.
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